Mixtape: Young Dolph – Gelato

The King of Memphis Welcomes Migos, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa, Zaytoven and More on the Rising Star’s First Mixtape of 2017



Critical Praise:

“Young Dolph has cultivated that formula that makes the bando jump”XXL

“What makes Dolph exemplary is his affinity for memorable hooks and catchy call-and-response punch lines” – Complex

King of Memphis is worth myriad repeat listens: Dolph bridges the gap between his hometown and the Atlanta production that dominates rap’s mainstream.”SPIN

Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Prince of 2016 – Forbes

“Start paying attention to Young Dolph before you look stupid as shit,”Noisey

The Mixtape:

A formidable presence in the Dirty South, Memphis kingpin Young Dolph cultivated an ever-growing fanbase with an unending stream of high-quality mixtapes, tracks, and videos. Today, Dolph continues his quest for southern supremacy with Gelato, a sinister, fun collection of head-nodders, bangers, and boastful street tales. Rhythmically stunting over A-1 production from Zaytoven, Nard & B, and others, Dolph counts his cash on “Baller Alert,” brags about his exalted street status on “Meech,” and annihilates fellow Memphis rapper Yo Gotti on “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” which Dolph shared on Wednesday. Featuring appearances from MigosWiz KhalifaPaper Route Empire labelmate Jay Fizzle, and Lil Yachty, who guests on the lead single Bagg,” Gelato is Dolph’s opening salvo in a sure-to-be massive 2017.

“It’s a weed smoking, money counting album,” Young Dolph explains. “This album is for when you have those days when you wake up and it’s Friday or Saturday and your whole day finna be lit. It’s like, ‘My folks are with me, we finna have fun, we’re gonna smoke hella weed all day, we’re hitting up the spot, then the other spot, getting fresh at the mall, change clothes four times a day, we’re gonna hit the clubs at night, etc. It’s for when you’re feeling good all day. Music to put in your ride. It’s that feel good music, it’s the party, it’s finna turn the clubs upside down.”

After gaining notoriety in 2015 with his single “Preach,” which boasted a verse from Meek Mill on the remix, as well as a guest appearance on Colonel Loud‘s radio hit “California,” Young Dolph busted out in a big way in 2016 with three strong mixtapes, outrageous visuals, and high profile guest appearances. In February 2016, Dolph dropped King of Memphis, premiered by Noisey and praised by XXL as one of the Best Projects of the YearKing of Memphis a concentrated dose of pure Dolph, who shoulders the 11-track load with no features. He followed King of Memphis with the raw, trap-flavored Bo$$e$ and $hooter$in May, and the blockbuster Rich Crack Baby in August. Featuring T.I., Gucci Mane, Boosie Badazz, 21 Savage, Wale and 2 Chainz and production from Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, Honorable C-NoteRich Crack Baby delved into a more personal side of Young Dolph. After years of independent grinding, Dolph finally found himself in the Billboard Top 40 with his scene stealing verse on OT Genasis‘ “Cut It,” and proved his high esteem in the culture with a guest spot on Gucci Mane’s “Bling Blaww Burr.” Early in 2016, Forbes deemed the emcee one of the Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others.

Listen to Gelato on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/sets/gelato

Buy Gelato on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gelato/id1194849127

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with Young Dolph.

Young Dolph Background

Born on the South Side of Chicago and raised in notoriously known Castalia Heights neighborhood in South Memphis, Young Dolph emerged in the urban music scene and amassed a large dedicated fan base.  Dolph grew up in a hectic environment, surrounded by drugs and alcohol, but that never completely defined him. He always had a passion for music, but it wasn’t until his peers recognized his talent and suggested that he take rap seriously. Eventually, his hustle mentality and creativity led him to consistently dropping mixtape after mixtape. On the strength of releasing consistent quality mixtapes, Dolph became one of the only independent musicians to have multiple Top 20 records with “Preach” and “California” and Top 40 records with “Make the World Go Around” and “Pulled Up.” Yet to release an official album, the success Dolph has gained from his mixtapes have led to collaborations with some of the most influential artists in hip-hop including 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. Dolph recently released Rich Crack Baby and completed his nation-wide Royalty tour.

EMPIRE Background

EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M. and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.



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Gelatohttps://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/sets/gelato // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gelato/id1194849127

“Play Wit Yo Bitch”: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/play-wit-yo-bitch/

“Bagg” ft. Lil Yachty: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/bagg-ft-lil-yachty

“Foreva” ft. TI: https://youtu.be/ROEgvEbu4g8

“What yo Life Like” ft. 2 Chainz: https://youtu.be/_WNxRt8SCcQ

“Nothin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DFWcduXGXQ

“Trappa”: https://youtu.be/vKSXBTve7tA

Rich Crack Baby: iTunes // SoundCloud

“Royalty”: https://youtu.be/9LEgymKtDNo

“Rich Crack Baby”: https://youtu.be/-igmUA1LvGc

“Both Ways”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH590QtgnfQ

Royalty Tour Tix: http://www.youngdolph.com/tour/

“On My Way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmVLD67vm9k

“They Don’t Want It”: https://youtu.be/Py48N5x-JYY

Bosses & Shooters: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/38255/young-dolph-jay-fizzle-bino-brown-bosses-shooters.html

“How Could”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XeDhjwWraQ

“Money Power Respect”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTKHp4cpUw

“It’s Going Down”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKyR96i4kU

“Let Me See It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1-EBAUJWK0

“Facts”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fk8CiBl09k

“Fuck It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy72pmE7-8

King of Memphishttps://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt

Pre-order King of Memphis: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-memphis/id1084907209

“Get Paid”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbP71cRI7iw

“Preach”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5iKxwPxd0I

Colonel Loud – “California (ft. Young Dolph, T.I. & Ricco Barrino)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdoQ6DZ3F4

Watch “Pulled Up (ft. Juicy J & 2 Chainz)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-SdCMbOhsE